Most hair products (shampoos, conditioners, gels or mousse) are filled with silicones, colourants, and preservatives that are meant to coat our hair. These products contain compounds that are engineered to improve our hair. Unfortunately, they seldom stay confined to hair and end up coating our skin and clogging our pores.
Not only do these hair products drip down our skin while we're in the shower, but hair that is medium-length or longer can continue to impact your skin throughout the day as your hair encounters your face, neck, shoulders, chest, and back.
WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
- Hair First. Everyone has their own shower routine. Many people prefer to let their conditioner settle on their hair while getting their body squeaky-clean. That can be problematic because that means you likely won't wash your conditioner off your body when you're done rinsing your hair. Instead, take care of your hair first - then thoroughly cleanse your face and body to wash all your hair products off your skin.
- Limit Hair Products. Leave-in conditioners are notoriously bad for causing unnecessary breakouts. Avoid them if possible, or at least use them less frequently. If you are really suffering from breakouts, try avoiding extras like leave-in conditioner and styling products for a month or so and see how your skin reacts.
- Switcheroo. Try switching out your old hair products for ones that are silicone free. Skin-friendly hair products are becoming increasingly common.
- Be Style-Wise. I’m not saying you should rock a ponytail every day of your life, but the more you keep your hair off your face, neck, shoulders, chest, and back, the better.
Keeping your skin breakout-free is tough sometimes. Don't make it harder with the wrong hair care routine!